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Bass

Defining Winter Bass Patterns

Winter bass patterns based on several locations.

Dr. Hal Schramm

Follow the Shad for Big Winter Bass in Southern Reservoirs

Vast schools of winter shad are key in finding and catching Southern bass.

Pete Robbins

The Mystery & Mastery of Jigs for Winter Bass

There's rarely a bad time to fish a jig. Here's why they excel for big winter bass.

Steve Quinn

10-Plus-Pound Lake Erie Smallmouth Smashes 68-Year-Old Record

Gregg Gallagher tells the story in his own words about his giant smallmouth bass.

In-Fisherman Staff

Jig Time for Bass

And trailers that seal the deal.

Steve Quinn

Pre-Freeze Largemouth Bonanza

Cold-cranking hardbaits till the bitter end.

Steve Quinn

Walleye

Next Gen Bootin' for Walleyes

Hardbait refinements from consumed anglers.

Doug Stange with Dan Spengler

Autumn Walleye Magic in the Flow

Where and how for fall river walleyes.

Dan Johnson

Great Lakes Fall Walleyes: Out Of The Mouths Of Bays

Going into the final quarter of the calendar year, the running of the Great Lakes fall

In-Fisherman

Top 3 Fall Spots for Walleyes

When the leaves start to change colors, so does a walleye's attitudes.

Ross Robertson

Fall Walleye Locations

Make this your best fall yet.

Dan Johnson

How To Fish For Fall Walleyes

Fall is trophy time, particularly for hawg walleyes. Cooling water seemingly triggers a

In-Fisherman

Catfish

Drift Fishing for Catfish

Systems and situations for success.

Dan Anderson

A Riverman's Journal

Autumn reflections on South Fork & channel cats.

Rob Neumann

'Luring' Late-Season Flathead Catfish

It can be some of the most exciting and rewarding flathead fishing of the season.

Steve Ryan

Fall Channel Catfish Tactics

With so many good bites happening during fall, channel catfish can be overlooked. During this

Steve Ryan

Best Catfish Baits Today

When choosing the best catfish bait, one question is whether to use a whole live critter, cut

In-Fisherman Staff

Panfish

Early Ice Crappies

The roof slides shut. Sometimes it reopens, especially on big lakes with lots of fetch. This

Matt Straw

When Crappies Slide Deep

The transition is tied to an often-misunderstood process from Texas to Minnesota to Ontario.

Gord Pyzer

Catching Perch In Fall

Mid- to late fall offers a variety of scenarios for sag-bellied yellow perch.

Dan Johnson

Unlocking Fall Panfish Patterns

Q&A with panfish pros, Brian Brosdahl, Jeremy Smith, Blake Tollefson, and Joel Nelson

Josh Lantz

Maximize Fall Crappie Productivity

Consider these simple tips when searching for and catching crappies during the fall.

David A. Brown

Late Season Yellow Perch

Targeting late-season yellow perch is an easy task with bountiful yields.

David A. Brown

Pike & Muskie

World-Class Mega Muskie From Lake Ontario

Cullen Veiders recently caught a world-record-class muskie from Lake Ontario.

Thomas Allen

A Little of This and Some of That for Muskie

Arguments on both sides of the age-old question: To cast or to troll.

Steve Ryan

Swimbaits for Muskies

The effectiveness of swimbaits and other soft plastics for muskies isn't new.

Steve Ryan

Red October Muskies with “Pull-Pause” Baits

Manipulate your lures to impart rips, pops, stalls, and accelerations.

Steve Ryan

Pike Fishing: Float & Fly Pike

As is customary on many lakes in the North, the first few weeks of open water often find pike

Lonnie King

Fish the Edges for Fall Pike

Northern pike are cunning predators adept at feeding in packs, while also solitary assassins.

Steve Ryan

Trout & Salmon

Up is Down for Steelhead

That's the difference between horizontal and vertical. If that makes no sense at all, it soon

Matt Straw

Cracking the Steelhead Color Code

New data have amended what we know about why steelhead choose one color jig, lure, or egg over

Matt Straw

New Idaho State Record C&R Cuttbow

Monster was estimated to weigh between 17 and 20 pounds.

Joshua Bergan

How to Fish a Breakwall

Not all breakwalls are created equal, here's how to find and fish the best options.

Andrew Pegman

Find Your Spring Rainbow Sweet Spots

Springtime is a fine time to find eager rainbow trout.

David A. Brown

Hard Water Lake Trout, Part 2: Late Ice

Big lakers will feast during late ice, here's how to locate the fish and how to catch them

Justin Brouillard

Other Fish

5 Bass Lessons from Topwater Tuna

Lessons from largemouth can be applied to topwater tuna abroad.

Pete Robbins

The Case for Super Bass (AKA Snakeheads)

Their fighting ability is far superior to the largemouth bass—more par with muskies.

Steve Ryan

Questioning Fish Introductions

Introduced species often directly or indirectly adversely affect native species.

Dr. Hal Schramm

Tips & Tricks for More Saugers

To consistently catch saugers, particularly super-size spots, anglers must first understand a

Dan Johnson

Going for Gator Gar

A trophy alligator gar may live to be 50 to 80 years old and yet spawn only a handful of times

Steve Ryan

Alligator Gar: North America's Greatest Sportfish

Alligator gar are the largest scaled freshwater fish in North America.

Steve Ryan

Ice Fishing

Winter Panfish: Tricks & Practical Tips

These tips will help you slide more slabs onto the ice.

Dan Johnson

Ice Fisherman Stranded on Northern Minnesota Lake

An ice chunk broke apart from the shore, sending around 200 anglers out to sea.

In-Fisherman Staff

Plan Now: Top Monster Ice Walleye Destinations Part 1

Your bucket-list ice-fishing trip awaits and giant walleyes await.

Jim Edlund

Plan Now: Top Monster Ice Walleye Destinations Part 2

There are even more opportunities to catch the ice'd walleye of your dreams.

Jim Edlund

Safety First: On-Ice Transportation

As the ice grows and the bite improves, you should always keep on-ice safety a priority.

In-Fisherman Staff

More Tech for More Hardwater Fish

5 areas to upgrade your ice fishing equipment

Capt. Ross Robertson

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